Flash News
  • Pigeon pea growth, harvesting… Pigeon pea growth period and harvesting The growth period of the pigeon pea varies considerably. Depending on variety pigeon peas will grow 100-300 days. Location,…
  • Pigeon peas – An… Pigeon peas((Featured image: Steve Hurst, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds. Wikimedia Commons)) or Cajanus Cajan is an alternative crop to the current…
  • How to plant Pigeon… Planting pigeon peas is easy as they are strong growers. If they receive enough water and nutrients, the crop will grow. Make sure you use…
  • Green bean fertilizer application… Green bean fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land…
  • Hot chilli insect control Chilli insect control is very similar to tomatoes, peppers and potatoes as they are all from the same family of plants. You could say they…
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest

Horticultural articles

pigeon peas harvesting yield growing

Pigeon pea growth, harvesting and yields

Pigeon pea growth period and harvesting The growth period of the pigeon pea varies considerably. Depending on variety pigeon peas will grow 100-300 days. Location, thus local micro climate and sowing date have a significant influence on growth season length. In India most late-maturing varieties take about 240-280 days to ...
Read More
/ Cultivation, Pigeon peas

Pigeon peas – An alternative commercial crop

Pigeon peas1)Featured image: Steve Hurst, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds. Wikimedia Commons or Cajanus Cajan is an alternative crop to the current line of commercial available crops. The big advantage is that it can become a major part of peoples diet, unlike many other commercial crops such ...
Read More
/ Pigeon peas
Cajanus cajan Fabaceae Leguminosae pigeon pea

How to plant Pigeon Peas – Cajanus Cajan

Planting pigeon peas is easy as they are strong growers. If they receive enough water and nutrients, the crop will grow. Make sure you use healthy seed and that they are inoculated with Rhizobium strains that are tested. Inoculated seed will provide higher yields2)Featured image from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACajanus_cajan.jpg. Planting pigeon ...
Read More
/ Cultivation, Pigeon peas
green bean fertilizer micro nutrient requirements

Green bean fertilizer application tables according to soil types

Green bean fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and climate. These are basic norms and your specific microclimate and variety can have an influence on the total amount applied. These norms do not ...
Read More
/ Fertilization, Fertilizers
chillies insect control management damage africa

Hot chilli insect control

Chilli insect control is very similar to tomatoes, peppers and potatoes as they are all from the same family of plants. You could say they are all cousins to each other. All these plants belong to the genus Capsicum or Solanaceae families. If you have grown tomatoes or green peppers before, ...
Read More
/ Chillies, Pests
green red chillies diseases insect growing marketing

Chillies diseases and their control

Chillies diseases and their control Chillies diseases are the same as those found on tomatoes, peppers and brinjals. The reason is that they are all from the same family of crops. Most small scale farmers do not have the necessary industrial spray equipment to control chilli diseases effectively but that ...
Read More
/ Chillies
Treatment of seed with nodule bacteria inoculant

Treatment of seed with nodule bacteria inoculant

Inoculant is used to help various legumes produce their own nitrogen. The pea is a legume and can use the nitrogen released in the root nodules by the nitrogen fixing bacteria. Inoculate pea seed if it is the first time planting on a specific soil. Inoculate the seed if the ...
Read More
/ Peas
growing peas in africa fresh organic

Green peas climatic requirements

Climatic requirements for green peas Green peas are grown mostly by large scale contract farmers that sell the product to processors. The green pea Pisum sativum is a very well known and economically important vegetable crop in South Africa. The total area under production is about 10,000 ha. Most of the ...
Read More
/ Climate, Peas

How to calculate the fertilizer requirements from soil analysis

Calculating fertilizer requirements for a crop is quite often more of an art than exact science.  The reason is that soil is a dynamic micro world on its own that changes continuously.  It is full of microscopic living organisms such as bacteria, viruses and insects that feed on it and ...
Read More
/ Calculations, Fertilizers
peppers chilli red hot farming growing know how to

Tips on harvesting dried hot chillies

Harvesting dried hot chillies is different from harvesting normal ripe hot chillies. Harvest dried hot chillies after the plants have died of frost. The best time to harvest is in winter. Yes you grow them in summer. But harvest in winter. A grower harvests normal peppers or fresh chillies in ...
Read More
/ Chillies, Harvesting

References   [ + ]

1. Featured image: Steve Hurst, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds. Wikimedia Commons
2. Featured image from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACajanus_cajan.jpg

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: